The “Forty-niners” gave up everything to go to California to dig for the precious gold that would change their lives forever…or so they thought. Many went hungry. Those who found the gold were so excited that they scream it from the hills, causing the robbers to come, kill and take it all away. Those who were quiet about it, were soon “found out” and they had to keep watch day and night for fear their treasure would be taken away. When they died, did their precious gold go with them?
What is your treasure? What is it that you seek most? Where is your “gold”? What is it that you would put your life in jeopardy, no matter what people said about you? What is your focus? I think about all this as I read the Psalmist next prayer as he talks with God…
“You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what you are saying; They’re bland as a bucket of land, while I dance to the tune of your revelation. My troubles turned out all for the best–they forced me to learn from your textbook. Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.” Psalm 119:68-72, Msg
A better question…WHO is your treasure…your gold?
And Jesus said, “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or–worse!–stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.” Matthew 6:21, Msg
WHERE is your “fortune” found?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for teaching and convicting us to always evaluate what we are “storing up” and where we are focused. Our desire is You. I want to dance to the tune of Your revelation! You are the gold we seek. Your word is worth more than millions in gold and silver and is more precious to me each day as I read and try to follow what you say. Thank you!
In Jesus Name, Amen!